Immune-Boosting Foods

Immune-Boosting Foods

No one likes to be sick in the winter and the constant nagging of a cold or the flu can really set back kids and adults alike. Although definitely needed and appropriate at times, medicine doesn’t have to be our first defense for winter illnesses. Foods and

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Product Alert!

Product Alert!

Sounds scary huh? Well this one is not scary (for a change) – it’s AMAZING and I want to make sure you know about it. There’s a great company out of Colorado called Jackson’s Honest Chips. These potato chips are so good that they were selected to

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2013 Reflections

2013 Reflections

Transitions, additions and a wealth of blessings adorned the 2013 agenda for Marian Hope Center. The year began with the decision to dissolve my for-profit company (Outreach Therapies & Consulting, Inc.) and transfer all staff and assets to Marian Hope Center for Children’s Therapy. I had felt

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Coconut Whip

Have you been wondering if there is a dairy-free option to put on top of that fabulous gluten free pumpkin pie you made or that decadent pecan pie sweetened with maple syrup instead of corn syrup? Actually, you may still be looking for that pecan pie recipe

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Table Talk

Table Talk

Many of our amazing Marian Hope Center families have chosen to restrict certain foods, primarily gluten and dairy, to improve the lives of their children. This has proved to be life-altering for some families in the best possible ways. However, these changes don’t come without a cost.

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Heading into the Holidays

Heading into the Holidays

I realize that a early November blog about eating during the holidays is a bit cliche and everyone will be doing it, but nevertheless it’s still something we’re all going to be thinking about and dealing with at some level – especially if we’re eating anything besides

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Trick or Treat for Health

Halloween can be a really fun holiday, but also controversial and difficult for parents to manage.  I’m never going to be a no-candy dietitian/mom, but I do think that some level of moderation and intentionality can keep the health and food culture of a family on track.

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Meal Planning Dos & Don’ts

Meal Planning Dos & Don’ts

If I hear one thing consistently from clients it is the woes of meal planning. It’s a necessary evil in the minds of most parents trying to feed their families well and stay within the inevitable food budget. A professor I had in graduate school often talked

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